Worlds largest electrochromic glass installation opens in Monroe, Louisiana
Congratulations are in order for our friends at CenturyLink, who celebrated the grand opening of their Technology Center of Excellence in Monroe, Louisiana this past week. The ribbon-cutting ceremony not only ushered in a new era of innovation for the telecommunications giant, but also marked the completion of the world’s largest electrochromic glass installation to date.
With a record-breaking 37,000 square feet of View Dynamic Glass installed at this new research center, we feel that we’re at a tipping point for electrochromic glass to gain mainstream traction and enter the public consciousness. The magnitude of this installation underscores the readiness of this technology for prime time. We’re partnering with owners, architects and general contractors to bring View Dynamic Glass to virtually any type of project, from corporate headquarters and schools/colleges to hospitals and hotels.
CenturyLink designed its new three-story, 250,000-square-foot facility, with the goal of encouraging employees to develop the next generation of innovative telecommunications products and services for its customers. By providing unobstructed views to the outdoors and allowing natural daylight to permeate the space, View Dynamic Glass fosters an ideal environment for these trailblazing ideas and creations to take shape. With scorching summers and warm temperatures year-round, Monroe is no stranger to sunlight, which posed a significant thermal load challenge. Dynamic glass reduced the loads significantly, creating a comfortable and productive environment.
We like how Dan Picket, principal architect at Moody Nolan, the firm that lead planning, development and design of the project, described our contributions to this collaborative effort. “Dynamically adjusting window glass has been known to be the game-changer in building design, but remained the ‘technology of the future’ for a long time. We are pleased that View has executed on their product and operations to make this remarkable product the ‘technology of the present.’”
This was one of the most rewarding projects our team has had the pleasure of working on, and knowing we helped create a comfortable and creative work environment is something we’re enormously proud of.
If you want to learn more about this project, check out our case study.